Don't be bold. What foods should not be eaten in a state of stress and anxiety
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Certain foods people eat to calm down have the exact opposite effect.
Ukrainians have been living in a very difficult psychological situation for the past seven months, because the war has affected everyone in one way or another. It is not surprising that many of them lose their nerves, and they seek salvation in antidepressants, alcohol, going into virtual reality, and the like. However, there are more gentle ways to calm down a little. And we are talking not only about methods of dealing with stress, but also about proper nutrition. The fact is that there are a number of foods that increase anxiety. They affect the hormonal system in such a way that a person begins to experience stress. In order to at least slightly minimize the consequences, you should, if not refuse, then at least minimize their use.
Coffee is considered the leader among products for excitation of the nervous system, as well as the appearance of fears, and they do not always have a reason. The caffeine contained in the drink increases blood pressure, stimulates the nervous system and keeps the body in good shape, which means that it is unlikely that you will be able to relax and calm down.
You should not give up coffee at all, but if you are constantly tense , it's best to keep it to a minimum.
Because of the high amount of sugar, sweet sparkling water is an energy bomb. It also has caffeine, and fast carbohydrates provide a lot of energy. However, it is short-lived, and after the rise, the person again falls into despondency and experiences devastation. Sugary soda lowers serotonin and makes you crave more and more fuel.
Desserts are also not a good way to eat stress, despite the popular belief about their positive impact. Refined sugar in cakes and sweets provokes a jump in blood glucose, followed by a decline. That is why, after a relative recovery, a person experiences fatigue, depression and irritation.
It has long been proven that excess sodium in the body can result not only in thirst and swelling, but can also provoke an increase in blood pressure. As a result, the body's stress response is enhanced.
Many drink alcohol to relax and calm down, but this is a mistaken action. When a person is drunk, he experiences either euphoria or despondency and sadness. At the same time, the nervous system “does not turn off”, producing disturbing thoughts, producing panic and anxiety.
Among other foods that you should not seize stress are pasta and flour products, dried meat products and ketchups.